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  Apple's New EULA a Real Game-Changer (Not in a good way) 
 
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john albrich Jan 20, 2012, 10:56am EST Report Abuse


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DoubleDouble Jan 20, 2012, 12:28pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Apple's New EULA a Real Game-Changer (Not in a good way)
This is another great example of the power large corporations now have over everyone, including the government.

Just like how large producing companies influenced the SOPA/PIPA movement.

Apple has a history of bullying anyone.anything that gets in their way of owning things. From their ridiculous patent lawsuits all the way to this.

It's a shame so many people on this planet have no idea how evil Apple really is and continue to support them - solely by looking at their face value; white colours, hipster users, colourful advertising and the god-like persona given to it's now deceased CEO - who in reality - was cruel and greedy.

I work for a company who sells all makes and models of laptops ( including Apple ). I have never supported Apple because of the above reasons + many more....and I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt - their laptops shells may be good quality - but the components are not. The plastics are weak - the low level soldering is poor and the thermals are terrible. Apple products make up 8% of our models we sell. The RMA we receive? 40% Apple.

Dr. Peaceful Jan 20, 2012, 02:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Apple's New EULA a Real Game-Changer (Not in a good way)
An analogy to this is, a paper manufacturer says, "if you use our paper to make a book for selling, you must: one, have us read it to approve if its content's appropriate according to our moral standards; two, you must sell it through us and us only!"

Another analogy to this is, a CD/DVD duplicator manufacturer says, "if you use our machine to make CDs or DVDs for selling, you must: one, have us look at the discs to see if its content's appropriate; two, you must sell it through us only!"

Yet another analogy, a creator of a programming language says, "if you use our programming language to code a software for selling, you must: one, let us look at the software and its source codes to determine if the software is necessary and if its codes are in accordance to our coding standards; two, you must sell the software through us and we own the copy right of your codes!" ;)


It's just fundamentally wrong. Just like John said, there are many materials and tools contribute to the creation of a product. You may need to pay for the use of some the tools and materials, but the final product should be yours, and yours to decide how to use and/or profit from it!

Also to add, by all means Apple is not a book publishing company, it has no rights to approve or disapprove any book, even if it in electronic file format.

If we allow Apple to dominate / control the education resources (i.e. textbooks) of our next generations, we are doomed!

Meats_Of_Evil Jan 21, 2012, 12:07am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Apple's New EULA a Real Game-Changer (Not in a good way)
Damn, all of this is getting way to scary. We need to spread this kind of information around so that people stop being idiots and think twice when supporting apple.

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john albrich Jan 23, 2012, 10:55am EST Report Abuse
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john albrich Jan 24, 2012, 03:09pm EST Report Abuse
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Dr. Peaceful Jan 25, 2012, 11:20am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Apple's New EULA a Real Game-Changer (Not in a good way)
Thanks John for keeping us up with the readings.

john albrich said:
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I'm thinking perhaps it might be more accurate to rename this thread
"Apple Sabotaging Digital Book Open Standard?" or
"Apple Sabotaging e-book Open Standard?" or
"Apple Attempting to Monopolize Textbook Market?"
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I like the last, "Apple Attempting to Monopolize Texbook Market", better. I too think your current thread title is a little ambiguous.

john albrich Apr 11, 2012, 12:24pm EDT Report Abuse
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